Friday, 2 April 2010

Craig Ferguson talks about winning the Peabody Award

Craig Ferguson was among the winners of the 69th Annual Peabody Awards. The winners were announced yesterday for 2009 at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The prize is handed out for achievement in electronic media (including broadcast, cablecast, radio, and webcast programming). The reason for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson's win was included:
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS): the witty Scottish-born host makes late-night TV safe for ideas - noted for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Craig spoke to Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker about his win:
“I didn’t know I’d been nominated,” Ferguson told me today...Ferguson said he was “humbled, which is why I had to have an alligator puppet announce it on the show instead of me. It seemed more seemly that way.”

Ferguson won for his Late Late Show interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. “I suppose when you have someone who’s as thoughtful and life-changing as Bishop Tutu on, it increases your chances more than if I’d interviewed, say, Mark Harmon, as lovely a man as Mark Harmon is,” he said. “But I’m very mindful of the fact that the next night, my guest was Paris Hilton. You have to keep these things in perspective.”

Craig, er, I mean Wavey, talked about Craig's win on The Late Late Show last night:


  1. Congratulations to Craig. So glad to see his late late night show recognized for his talent.

  2. You bring us joy we love your sense of humor & timing. We lose a lot of sleep because of you & your show. But it is worth every minute. Congratulations> Good Job & Welcome as a Us. Citizen.

  3. Craig Ferguson is the best and most intelligent dude on TV right now. I can not fall asleep before seeing his hilarious show... I even tape it to see it again in the morning.
    Keep up the good work with Geoff and cie. SYL


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